Graphic novels to seek out at MoCCA Fest '12



While the biggest comic news around is "The Avengers," the indie-comics world is descending on the Big Apple this weekend for MoCCA Fest 2012.

With countless creators and publishers setting up at the show, amNewYork shares some books we're excited to check out:

'Blue' by Pat Grant: This Aussie cartoonist comes down under to sign copies of his beautiful sci-fi autobiography. That is not a typo. (Top Shelf)

'Giants Beware!' by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. Adorable all-ages giant hunting! (First Second)

'Goliath' by Tom Gauld: A charming, quirky retelling of the story of David and Goliath, this time from the giant's perspective. (Drawn & Quarterly)

'Jim Henson's Tale of Sand' by Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl and Ramon Perez: Created from a lost screenplay by Henson and Juhl, this surreal story follows a man in the American desert on the run from all sorts of creatures. (Archaia)

'My Friend Dahmer' by Derf Backderf: Derf's graphic novel looks at his high school pal, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. (Abrams)

'New York Mon Amour' by Jacques Tardi: A collection of stories about NYC from the French master cartoonist Tardi. (Fantagraphics)

'The Pterodactyl Hunters' by Brendan Leach: In a fictionalized New York in 1904, hot-air balloonists battle pterodactyls. (Top Shelf)

'Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness' by Daniel Johnston: The tormented musician releases his debut comic, which also has a companion album. (Boom) 

If you go: The MoCCA Festival is on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lexington Ave. Armory, 68 Lexington Ave., $15/day, $24/weekend.

Tags: Entertainment , Scott A. Rosenberg , MoCCA

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